Unlocked Archives: Bible-based fiction

  • September 28, 2023

    READ: MATTHEW 13:44-45; PHILIPPIANS 3:7-21 The luxury car went first. Then the jeep. Then the convertible was sold too. Neighbors scratched their heads, and whispers started running through the neighborhood. Lawsuits? Debts? Drugs? No one knew. All the designer clothes went next. And the shoes. Instead of high-end heels, she was seen walking around town [...]

  • August 28, 2023

    READ: MARK 4:35-41 We rocked violently against the waves and wind. The men I had grown to know and love over the last several months huddled together near the mast, what was left of the sail covering over them like a massive cloak. They held it tightly, but still the vicious weather fought to tear [...]

  • August 14, 2023

    READ: MATTHEW 23:1-12; LUKE 22:25-26; JOHN 13:1-17, 34-35 Wyran, kitchen servant in the palace of Ardh, studied the king’s table, ensuring that not a single grape was out of place. King Terrian had insisted that everything be perfect for his guest. For months, the territory had echoed with praises for the ruler of the distant [...]

  • December 26, 2022

    He will never leave you But will be by your side Staying with you forever He promises to stay the whole ride . He will never forsake you No matter how big a mess you make You can confess your sins to Him His patience will not break . He will never forget you You [...]

  • December 17, 2021

    Mary paused her vigorous kneading of the bread dough, her thoughts whirling. She was pledged to be married to Joseph. He was a good man who had shown her only kindness, but lately her life moved faster than the river's currents after a spring rain. Suddenly, there was a being standing before her. Mary trembled [...]

  • December 12, 2021

    Darkness. That's all I'd ever seen. I'd heard countless people's voices. I'd tasted numerous kinds of food. However, I didn't actually know what humans looked like. I'd never seen one. I'd never seen the fruit I ate or the money I begged. But I knew the weight of the thin, round coins, and I could [...]

  • December 2, 2021

    "State your name and business,” the guard at the gate of the prison ordered. “And be quick about it!” Onesiphorus swallowed hard. “My name is Onesiphorus, and I am seeking Paul of Tarsus. Can you tell me where he is?” The soldier narrowed his eyes. “Are you an accomplice of this Paul? He is our [...]

  • October 19, 2021

    Music and laughter filled the air, but Jamesh's heart was filled with darkness. He jabbed the shovel into the ground, vigorously ripping up the soil. “He runs away for months,” Jamesh growled, “squandering his inheritance and acting like a pig, while I stay here and work. And when he comes home, Father throws a party!” [...]

  • October 7, 2021

    Tears fall freely down my face as I stoop to gaze into this hole of death. I came early in the morning because this tomb holds the body of my Lord or did. I let my knees hit the ground at the entrance of the hollowed-out rock, let sobs shake my body. Suddenly, a burning [...]

  • October 6, 2021

    She was tormented by demons. Mary, a woman of Magdalene or so she had once been called. Now she knew herself by a different name: possessed, enslaved, hopeless. She tried to fight the darkness. Countless times she ran from its grip, but the demons were always faster. "Weak," they cackled at her efforts. You're ours [...]